150 ghats for Chhath
More than 150 ghats in the city will be ready for Chhath Puja rituals on November 20, officials of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) and Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) said.
The list does not include Rabindra Sarobar, where the National Green Tribunal has banned all kinds of puja. The CMDA has approached the Supreme Court with a plea to allow Chhath at Sarobar after the tribunal refused to hear its plea.
The CMDA has built three permanent ghats in Nonadanga that can be used for Chhath rituals. The agency will also build 44 temporary ghats in Kasba, Jadavpur, Patuli and Golf Green.
More than 100 ghats maintained by the CMC can be used for Chhath .
A CMDA official said the ghats would have bio-toilets, drinking water facilities and changing rooms.
Urban development minister Firhad Hakim chaired a meeting to discuss the arrangements for Chhath Puja on Friday.